Thank you, Jane, Flora, et al.
Jun 2 - Jun 16, 2023
Jane, Flora and a few others on this team listened well to our requests, were solution-minded when last minute group tour changes outside of their control were required and patiently answered our questions mid-trip. They made the overall tour planning a very positive experience.
This Lodge has a beautiful yard and garden, open for the guests to enjoy. It was in walking distance to restaurants and activities in the town of Windermere. Mike and Lynne were gracious hosts and served wonderful breakfasts. We had a very comfortable room with a panoramic view of the backyard and gardens.
This hotel was really close to Buckingham Palace which made it easy to visit many different places. The staff was super friendly and helpful. Jason and Bianca were especially personable and helpful and had a wonderful attitude every time we saw them. It is an intimate and very quiet hotel off the beaten path. It made for a great home-base for several nights while we explored London.
Truly a grand place to stay. The staff were very professional and welcoming. They made it very easy to check in .
West facing windows and no air flow or air conditioning during a particularly hot spell. A few issues with the plumbing that did not get fully addressed. Street noise and uncomfortable bed were a point of concern.
Too much bus travel and too little time at the sights. Disclaimer: we had to drive from London to get to these locations, when originally, we were supposed to be located in Oxford itself. The locations themselves were interesting and well worth seeing..
Too much bus time, too little destination time. There was definitely too little time in Bath, although the tour guide made a point of walking with just the two of us up to the Circus and the Crescent, with little time to spare! The tour guide was very well-informed. We only had time to go to Shakespeare's school at Stratford upon Avon and didn't get to spend any time seeing the sights of the town itself.
A really great way to rest after walking up to the castle on a hot day. Presentation of the tea was so lovely as well as everything tasted great.
Lovely tour of York. Shared history in an interesting way. Loved the background info about all the different conquerors and influences on York.
Covered so much ground with a very funny and knowledgeable guide. Saw things we wouldn't have known to look for by going on this tour. We would highly recommend this tour as a great groundwork for seeing Edinburgh.
Great tour guide! Paul from Scotland via Spain had a wealth of knowledge and he was not afraid to share it. Small bus instead of a full-size bus and a nice group of tourists. Alnwick Castle woodwork was breathtaking as well as the gardens. Holy Island was fascinating but we just didn't have enough time there. There definitely wasn't enough time to walk to the castle itself.